Record #7 jointer plane, plastic handles: $93
Stanley #4 smoothing plane, rosewood handles: $37
Not new, but seem to be never used - very nice condition.
First and second items I've ever bought. I don't get to garage sales, so
these seemed like good deals to me.
I think you could have done better. One thing you can do before bidding is
look at completed auctions. Do your normal search and then when the results
pop up in the left-hand menu select "completed auctions". [There are many
ways to get there from here, this is just one technique] From the completed
auctions search screen you will see the items that closed in the last month
and how much they went for. It's a good way to do a quick price comparison.
Looks like most #4s went in the $20-30 range, with a few less and a few
more. However, it always depends on condition, specific model, rarity, etc.
Larry C in Auburn, WA
"Bob" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Very nice condition makes it a reasonable deal in my mind. I bought a new #7
Stanley for $65 one time. I think the price you paid for the #7 is close to
the new price for them.
If the #4 has rosewood handles, then it is an older model and probably is a
Both planes may require tuning up, but that is part of the fun. Full width,
translucent shavings is the goal. My 604 Stanley will make shavings on end
grain. If the plane will do that, your in pretty good shape. :-)
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